Sterling Whitaker is a Nashville-based musician and music journalist. He is the author of two books: 'Unsung Heroes of Rock Guitar' and 'The Grand Delusion: The Unauthorized True Story of Styx.' He has appeared as a guest on VH1, BBC Radio and radio all over North America. Whitaker is also very involved in animal rescue.
Ex-Kiss Co-Producer Says Criss, Frehley Were ‘Hired Hands’
Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss recently took his old band's current lineup to task in an interview, dismissing the replacement members as hired guns doing a job. But Richie Wise, who co-produced the first two Kiss albums, says as far as he's concerned, Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley themselves wer…
Former Krokus Drummer Dani Crivelli Dies
Drummer Dani Crivelli, who played with the Swiss metal band Krokus from 1987-1989, has passed away. The band revealed his death in a statement on their web site on Sunday (April 21).
Black Sabbath Offer First Look at New Stage
Legendary metal pioneers Black Sabbath are gearing up for a new tour in advance of their forthcoming album, and from the looks of their stage setup, it's going to be an old-school classic show -- not just musically, but visually too.
Storm Thorgerson, Who Designed Album Covers For Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, Dead at 69
Artist Storm Thorgerson, who created some of the most iconic album covers in rock music history, has died. The designer -- whose creations included the prism artwork on the cover of Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of the Moon' -- passed away peacefully on Thursday.
The Story of XYZ, a Supergroup Formed by Ex-Yes and Led Zeppelin Members
By 1981, two of the most successful and influential British rock groups of the '70s -- Led Zeppelin and Yes -- had come to an end, and the members of each band were all looking for new opportunities. In April 1981, former Yes drummer Alan White and bassist Chris Squire got together with Zeppelin gui…
Paul McCartney Adds Brooklyn Concerts
The legendary Sir Paul McCartney has added two more dates to his growing live schedule for 2013. The former Beatles member and music icon will perform at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.. on June 8 and 10 as part of his 2013 'Out There' tour. This will be McCartney's first performanc…
Frank Zappa’s ‘A Token of His Extreme’ to Finally See Commercial Release
Frank Zappa was a musician either ahead, or completely outside, of his time. His elaborate music and bizarre stage theatrics were so one-of-a-kind that it almost isn't possible to accurately describe Zappa's work in words, and that often set him at odds with the mainstream media.
Rolling Stones Announce ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ Release Date
The Rolling Stones have been celebrating their 50th anniversary with a slew of activity, including the recent documentary 'Crossfire Hurricane.'
Rolling Stones Add Washington, D.C. Date to Their 2013 Tour
The Rolling Stones have added one more date to their '50 & Counting' North American tour, which will run through May and June. The legendary rockers have announced a concert - which they are billing as the final date on the tour - at the Verzion Center in Washington, D.C. on Monday…
Adorable Baby Sings Bon Jovi – Video of the Week
She's a cowgirl, on a rocking horse she rides...